DH WEB launched a brand new website for a newly published book Worth Fighting For.
|Sunday 04, Mar 2012|
|Worth Fighting For - A Park Ranger Blows the Whistle on Bureaucrats and a Billionaire - and Pays the Price|
Worth Fighting For tells the tale of a dedicated ranger who lived up to his oath of office as a federal law enforcement officer and ultimately fell on his sword to protect park resources.
"It's no surprise when an agency reacts to whistle-blowing by shooting the messenger. But when the National Park Service went after ranger and true "green blood" Rob Danno for reporting a corrupt deal between his supervisors and Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder, they let loose with both barrels in an effort to destroy not only his career but his life as well. Danno is not the first well-meaning person to suffer the wrath of his employer, but his is certainly one of the more compelling, contemporary examples of the malice and incompetence with which "America's most beloved federal agency" is capable of operating." ~Paul Berkowitz, former supervisory special agent, author of The Case of the Indian Trader and U.S. Rangers: The Law of the Land.
Good is supposed to prevail. The underdog whose cause is just is supposed to triumph. Corrupt bureaucrats, when exposed, are supposed to pay the price, rather than those who expose their transgressions. Yet when corruption comes from the highest office and politics and money are involved, even a highly decorated chief ranger can be brought down.
Worth Fighting For – A Park Ranger's Unexpected Battle Against Federal Bureaucrats and Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder details Chief Ranger Rob Danno's storied thirty-year career with the National Park Service in parks ranging from Yellowstone to the Grand Canyon and how his career unexpectedly stalled when he uncovered corruption at the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park outside of Washington, DC.
Part wilderness adventure story and part legal thriller, Worth Fighting For is the story of a ranger's supreme efforts to prevail against a corrupt bureaucracy and how a federal investigation uncovered the truth. Yet it is also a story about the unexpected limitations of whistle blowing and the insidious tactic of attacking the accuser.
Danno comments, "If my story helps the National Park Service conduct some serious introspection and reevaluate its course or methods of management, I will have accomplished my goal. The integrity of our national parks and the agency that oversees them is indeed worth fighting for."